I don't remember who was the 1st bad ass in my mind, Woodrow Hayes, Nick Cave?
I think Tex Cobb is a Bad Ass.
Hunter S. Thompson. Bukowski. Mr. Rockwell Kent.
Certain periods of times, the 1895s-1930s had some bad ass-a-ness
58-78. got some more. and them S. American's some good ones too.
writers, painters, a few politicians, some boxers.
eastern Europeans are blessed with natural bad assness, but few harness the gentle side of the soul.
Actors/filmmakers. Klaus Kinski.
Now, not a better time for a bad ass to appear. tough one now, to out live, think, beat all the jabbering data flying about, but it sure is fertile days. Lots of shit.
I try to live a bad ass life. Big heart, evil, darkness, humor, clever, strongness, perverse, addicted.
so you should see me grovel in some of the corporate places I work.
and I shake and shudder at a bit too many undefined fears.
to get anywhere
more than a 1/4 mile, few steps here and there, nowhere near bad assness.
so I just sit with my ego, and it still believes, in me, my being a bad ass. but I know, its never to be.
the saps a rising, the feral inside, spawning,
so to wrap this all up, make sure, that if you are a bad ass, to get a nice portrait of yourself.
If need be, drop me a line, and I'll see what I can do for you.